Sunday, February 8, 2009

Keim to Attend Upcoming IPANA Conference

Steven Keim will be attending the 5th Annual Inland Ports Across North America (IPANA) Conference at in Chicago March 3-5. The conference will focus on the growing influence and impact of inland ports on economic development, transportation and logistics advances, and leading best practices. The event began in San Antonio, but now rotates annually among major transportation hub cities along the NASCO Corridor. The event attracts leading authorities from the public and private sectors on transportation and freight policy practices, the environment, and economic development and trade.

Speakers will address the challenging state of the economy, the impact of inland ports on national economic growth, containers in the retail world, future challenges facing inland ports and much more.

Keim will be moderating the "Containers in the Retail World" session. Panel participants will include Patrice M. Pelletier, President & CEO, Montreal Port Authority; Paul Hirsch, Assistant Vice President Sales Mexico, Hub Group, Inc., and a Transport Canada Representative. In addition to being a Principal and serving as the Business Director for NAI Commerce One / NAI Jackson Hole, Keim is the co-director of the North American Inland Port Network (NAIPN), a sub-committee of the North America's SuperCorridor Coalition (NASCO).


NASCO is a tri-national, non-profit, trade and transportation coalition working to make international and domestic trade more efficient and secure along the existing network of transportation systems (including highways, rail, inland ports and deep-water ports) running north-south through the central U.S., Canada and Mexico.

A non-profit incorporated group, NASCO was initially founded in 1994 as the I-35 Corridor Coalition and incorporated as NASCO in 1996. It is overseen by a Board of Directors representing its dues-paying members from the public and private sector.

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